27 July 2016 - The report found that in-person coaching and digital formats with human coaching were both effective and delivered value.
ICER's review comes as Medicare is creating reimbursement standards to take effect in January 2018.
ICER’s evaluation comes as CMS is taking comments on its proposal to start reimbursement for the NDDP beginning January 1, 2018. The proposal, which is part of the 2017 Physician Fee Schedule, would allow a full year for providers to be approved by Medicare.
While some commercial payers and employers already pay for the NDPP, the change is expected to increase access to younger people, especially once Medicare Advantage contractors become familiar with the reimbursement process.